Celebrating Cuisines in Coleman’s Cities – San Francisco

Celebrating Cuisines in Coleman’s Cities – San Francisco

We are back with another Coleman City Guide! After taking you on a gastronomical journey through Raleigh and Boston, we have now come to our third stop, San Francisco. Our employees chose the following 5 venues that are a must on your next trip to San Francisco.


Known as the darling of the tech industry, Philz’s coffee is a leader in the third wave of coffee. Each cup of drip coffee is brewed individually, served to a diverse set of customers by baristas encouraged to display their distinct personalities. Blends include the wildly popular “Mint Mojito,” the lighter “Dancing Water,” and nutty iced “Ecstatic.”


Firefly is a small contemporary American restaurant in Noe Valley. It’s an under-the-radar favorite for locals in the area. While the menu is always changing, if you’re there when the fried chicken is being served, be sure to order it!


Nothing cures the chills of San Francisco’s fog the way home-style Korean cooking does! Manna is a cozy shop with authentic Korean fare such as classic bibimbap served in a hot iron bowl and spicy tofu stews. All meals come with complimentary Korean barley tea and tasty side dishes. It’s also in a prime location nestled right on the edge of Golden Gate Park.

The Buena Vista

The Buena Vista is known as the birthplace of the Irish Coffee. Originally a boardinghouse opened in 1916, it has served fishermen, handlers and tourists alike for over 100 years. With views of the San Francisco Bay, it’s a must-visit for an Irish Coffee or traditional American fare before hopping on the world-famous cable cars for breathtaking views of the city atop Russian Hill.

Li Po Lounge

Li Po Lounge is a one of a kind bar in Chinatown, only a few blocks from the Financial District. They are famous for their Chinese Mai Tai, which is made with Chinese liqueur and comes with a Bacardi 151 float. Anthony Bourdain brought it 15 minutes of fame when featuring it on his 2012 episode of “The Layover” in San Francisco.

About Coleman City Guides

Coleman Research has offices located in six different cities around the world; New York, Boston, Raleigh, San Francisco, London, and Hong Kong. With the diversity in locations, it gives Coleman employees the opportunity at times, to visit these different cities. Whether it be a few days for an office visit or relocating for a new job opportunity, Coleman employees are often on the move. However, while discovering a new city can be exciting, it can also be very intimidating. Finding places to eat, visit, shop is no small task.

Therefore, we have put together our own Coleman City Guides. These guides are sourced from our employees in each location to help create the perfect local itinerary for whenever and however long you visit. From one of our favorite bakeries in New York City, to our go-to for fried chicken in Raleigh, Coleman has the guide for you.